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Homemade cards

December 18, 2013

How shocking is it, that last year we bought no new cards to send at Christmas, yet we still have a stash left that means we have only had to make the odd few. Were we stockpiling for some kind of card related emergency? Or just in the habit of buying more each year ‘just in case’ there weren’t enough in the loft left over from the year before?

Whatever the reason, we have some that were indeed left over, and then had to make a few as well. Which was actually quite good fun.
We had kept most of the cards that we got sent last year, so several were just the front from an old card glued onto a new blank card-is that tight, or genius…?!

Xmas Cards1

And then I used some cookie cutters as templates to draw Christmas trees and stars onto some old sheet music and comics, and stuck these onto blank cards-I was quite chuffed with these-simple yet effective-at least that is what I am calling them 😉

Xmas Cards2

Xmas Cards3

 

And in case you need anymore inspiration for a special card for a special someone, here is a button Christmas tree I did last year!

button card1AND not forgetting the Small people….
BigSmall used potato stamps (and the obligatory copious amounts of glitter) to create these ‘works of art’ for his classmates

Will cards2

 

PS. Last posting day for second class is TODAY people….!!

 

 

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  • Reply smallholderwannabe December 19, 2013 at 8:29 am

    I’m guilty of stockpiling cards, usually bought at a knockdown price in January when it is usually cheaper to buy the readymade cards than to buy card and envelopes to make my own. However my husband does often ask if there is going to be a world shortage of cards in the shops…. When I am no longer working, I will indulge myself in the pleasure of making them : )

    • Reply Jen December 19, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      You never know when you might have a sudden need for Christmas cards…!

  • Reply lesleygcooper December 18, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I love the idea of the cutout ones, I am def going to steal that idea! I already do the stick the front of an old one on a new one, and they look great, esp if I use my fancy inners – seen those? http://wp.me/P3MXF5-p1, there are also some images there to use on cards, and a blank photo calendar for 2014
    Thriftylesley.com

    • Reply Jen December 19, 2013 at 10:39 pm

      I’ll check them out Lesley, thank you!

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